Thursday, November 14, 2019

Arbitrary update

Hi all! It's been a while, I know. I just thought I'd drop an update so it doesn't look like I've disappeared off the face of the planet.

After the release of my latest novel, I decided I needed some downtime to catch my breath, decompress, and enjoy the holidays with my family rather than stress myself out about work during a time of year when I'd rather be soaking in the joy of the season and focusing on making others' lives brighter. So I've been in the middle of taking a break in the creative department. I'm not sure when I'll be ready to dive back in, but I don't need that pressure hanging over my head, it doesn't help.

I am definitely still planning on another novel, it's just a matter of when I want to start it, because once I start a novel I tend to engage in a massive writing binge and can't get much rest until the manuscript is done, and that's rather exhausting. After completing Thunder Girl in record time (thanks to some awesome editors), I need to recuperate.

Putting "Worth Fighting For" up on the blog was an enjoyable process and I'm still planning on doing that for the rest of my (important) Neopets fanfic, I'm just not sure when. Might be a while. Especially because I actually started a new fic that I consider my final bit of closure for the body of work. It brings full circle a lot of elements of "Worth Fighting For" and will probably make Dr. Sloth fans very upset as I ruin everything (in a good way, of course). :) But it's a story idea I've had on my mind for a long time and I'm excited to be moving forward with it.

So yes, just an update to explain why things have been slow and probably will continue to be for a bit. (Not to mention Pokemon Sword and Shield are coming out tomorrow...)

Friday, November 1, 2019

Worth Fighting For, Chapter 21

Hyren closed his eyes, feeling his breathing slow. He vaguely discerned a murmur of activity above. There were voices, excited voices, and he picked out the word “faerie” a few times. Opening his eyes again, he saw a gentle, deep blue glow fill the command deck, and he thought he glimpsed stars on the ceiling far above.

“What’s happening up there?” someone shouted from beside him.

“Space Faerie!” another Neopet said from above. “The Space Faerie’s here!”